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Every so often I get to experience something pretty amazing about the popularity of Spring, Interface21, and our people.
Last night was one of those such moments. Rod spoke at the NY Java SIG in Manhattan. Long time NY Java SIG coordinator Frank Greco sent out an email announcing the Java SIG late on a Sunday night about two weeks ago. By Monday morning at around 9am the event had hit a maximum number of registrations of 300 (the conference room at Google gets trouble from the fire codes when they exceed 260). Effectively the Java SIG had sold out in about a business hour. I think with friends and guests the total registered list was 340. Amazingly, people were turned away at the door once the room filled to 260. For them, I am sorry they didn't get to see Rod speak but maybe they can come down to Philadelphia for the Emerging Technologies in the Enterprise show.
Big kudos to Google for a great venue for the NY Java SIG, good food, and good drinks. Big kudos to Frank and the NY Java SIG for an engaged audience and a fun evening.